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5 days done but I’m struggling at moments today, it’s all to do with emotions, learning The new me no longer picks up a smoke whenever my mood spikes. Happy, sad, angry, bored, it seems to me that my reaction to any new feeling is to have a cigarette. This reaction is really acute at the moment, does this get less noticeable? Does it take more dramatic emotions to trigger after weeks, months, yea...
3 days completed and in to day 4. The cravings are kicking in, my good angel and bad angel (I’m calling her the ‘fag hag’) are doing battle each time a craving comes along. Good angel is winning.
Apparently I first signed up to this site in 2014, I quit for 17 days in that attempt, according to my posts at the time.
I have tried to quit a number of times over my 35 years of smoking and if anyone asked me I would say I have never got past 7 days, but there you go, I did and my addict brain has reduced the recollection of that time from over 17 days to only 3 or 4.
With all the messages ...
I want to be smoke free more than I want a cigarette!
That is what has kept me from picking one up in the last 24 hours. I just have to keep my head in that space, easy....No, I know it isn't, I have been here before.
Mind you, I have learned a lot about addiction since my last quit attempt and I am hoping the addiction tool box I now have will get me through this one!
This site and the storie...
I had a slip up on Sunday, got myself a bit worked up about something and had a coffee and ciggie, but that was just a slip, I have identified the trigger (uni assignment stress) and I haven't had a craving since.
I really believe this is it this time and that feels great.
Today is day 10 and I am doing suprisingly well. Now and then I think about smoking, but it is a habitual thought, not a chemical craving, so it leaves my mind as fast as it came.
I had a foggy head all last week, I suspect from nicotine and caffene withdrawal (coffee is a strong trigger so not drinking it) then yesterday I had a really bad headache, I hope I dont get any more of those...
I had my last cigarette on Saturday Night, I have been smoking since I was 15, that is 30 years this year, how did I let that happen?
Anyway, I have been working up to this since January, I have stopped drinking for 12 weeks as this is my biggest trigger. My hubby gave up smoking 12 years ago but still drinks, so we made a deal. He will not have a drink until 14 May, if I dont have a ciggy till ...
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